Cinema 4D Lite Feature List

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Cinema 4D Lite is a simplified version of Cinema 4D and is specifically designed to integrate seamlessly with Adobe After Effects. Cinema 4D Lite is typically included as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite, and it comes bundled with After Effects. 

 

Cinema 4D Lite is a valuable tool for motion graphics artists and video editors who want to incorporate 3D elements into their After Effects projects without the need for a separate 3D software package. While it may not have the extensive feature set of the full version of Cinema 4D, it serves as a capable introduction to 3D design within the Adobe ecosystem. 

 

General Workflows 

  • Available in 11 Languages 

  • Color Chooser 

  • Commander 

  • Context sensitive Help 

  • Windows and Mac 

  • Custom User Data per Object 

  • Customizable Layout 

  • Essential Pre-sets 

  • Layer System for Objects and Materials 

  • Multiple Projects Open at Once 

  • Object Highlighting 

  • Picture Viewer 

  • Solo Button 

  • To Do List 

 

Modeling: 

  • Extrude, Lathe, Loft, Sweep 

  • Spline Tools 

  • Subdivision surfaces 

  • Generators: Metaball, Boolean, Symmetry, Array, Atom Array, Instance, Connect, Python 

  • Scene Objects: Floor, Sky, Environment, Stage, Foreground, Background 

 

Animation: 

  • Timeline - up to four timeline windows with customizable track display and dope sheet or F-Curve view modes 

  • Automatic Keyframing 

  • Constant Velocity Option Per Track 

  • XPresso 

 

Limited MoGraph: 

  • Effectors: Position, Scale, Rotation, Color, Time using Falloff, Shader, Random, Formula, Delay, Python, Inheritance, Sound, Spline, Step, Target, Time and Volume 

  • Fracture object 

 

Pipeline: 

  • CINEWARE Compatible 

  • Image Format: PSD, TIFF, OpenEXR, HDR, DPX, RLA, RPF, BMP, IFF, JPG, PICT, PNG, TARGA 

  • Import only: DXF, DWG, 3DS, DAE, FBX, DEM, LWS, STL, VRML2, OBJ, COLLADA, Alembic, DDS, glTF, USD 

 

Notable Omission from C4D Lite: 

  • Polygonal Modeling  

  • Full MoGraph  

  • Sculpting 

  • Dynamics and Simulation 

  • Pyro 

  • Character Animation 

  • Scene Nodes 

  • Sketch and Toon Materials and Rendering 

  • 3rd Party Plugin Support 

  • Redshift 

  • Pipeline Export 

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